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Reacting to the Past HUM309

Introduction

For 2022 this unit is set in early twentieth century New York, and tilted "Greenwich Village, 1913: Suffrage, Labour, and the New Woman".

In this unit you will transform your classroom into a moment of historical controversy and intellectual ferment. Using sophisticated role immersion games (Reacting to the Past) as a way to learn, the class becomes an historical arena; students become characters from the past. In order to achieve your character’s agenda and your faction’s objectives you will need to engage with historical texts, undertake independent research, write speeches and position papers, give formal speeches, participate in informal debates and negotiations, and otherwise work to win the game. The game offers intensive small-group experiential learning, with team- and self-directed discovery, guided by the instructor/game master. You might like to see what other students have to say about playing these games at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBNY2rMisec

Summary

Unit name Reacting to the Past
Unit code HUM309
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline History and Classics
Coordinator Associate Professor Nicki Tarulevicz
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

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Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of historical causation
  • Use historical texts to make complex arguments and to evaluate arguments made by peers, with reference to a particular Humanities context or contexts
  • Demonstrate skills in clear and persuasive writing and speaking, in small group settings, online, and in class presentations, with reference to a particular Humanities context or contexts
  • Develop and deploy skills in negotiation, small group work, and leadership, with reference to a particular Humanities context or contexts
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Requisites

Prerequisites

25 credit points at Introductory level or higher

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2 weekly 1 hour seminars (off-campus students participate via zoom)

AssessmentParticipation in game (25%)|Oral presentation (15%)|In game writing task 1 (20%)|In game writing task 2 (20%)|Reflective task (20%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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